FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year B

*Alternate* First Reading: Writings by Jayne Marie Smith and Richard Rohr

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news,” the Apostle Paul quotes the prophet Isaiah after asking, “How can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?”

(Jayne Marie Smith, Sojourners, 2021)

 One basic message of ‘Good News’ is this: You are loved. You are unique. You are free. You are on the way. You are going somewhere. Your life has meaning. That is all grounded in the experience and the knowledge and the reality of the unconditional love of God. This is what we mean by being ‘saved.’ “

(Richard Rohr, The Great Themes of Scripture, 1973)